Menu sampling

New Jersey's Top Reception & Banquet Venue's Sample Menus

Menu Sampling

Catering options are inventive, beautifully presented, and as far from the ordinary as your imagination will allow! Our professional chefs, long associated with The Tides Estate, will prepare feasts of the finest ingredients for you and your guests. And of course, our trained tuxedoed wait-staff will provide exquisite service with a smile!

Our dining room offers a theme of understated elegance. We invite you to come in and experience the aura of our Garden Room, where you will find a garden of Paradise through our French doors. If you’d like to arrange a personal tour of The Tides Estate contact us on-line, or give us a call at (973) 423-2282.   One of our Professional Banquet Managers will be happy to show you around!

We cater banquets of up to 375, complete with ice carvings, impeccable table settings, and service to match. Or, we can put together smaller receptions with hors d’oeuvres, bar service and special niceties.

Red and White wines are served with dinner… and the open bar is always top shelf, offering Premium brand service of Cocktails, Highballs, Unlimited Champagne, Quality Wines, Imported and Domestic Beers, Assorted Regular and Diet Sodas, Sparkling Waters, and Juices through out the affair.

At NJ’s The Tides Estate, we delight in giving each bride the special, undivided attention she deserves. A splendid menu will be customized to suit your personal taste and style.

The following sample menus will entice your palate.

Weddings

Upon arrival you and your guests will be greeted by uniformed valet parkers. Champagne & Strawberries will be served a half hour prior to the commencement of your cocktail hour or ceremony

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Cocktail hour

Hand Carved Ice Sculpture Included

Hot Hors D’oeuvre Offered Butler Style By White Gloved Servers…

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Cold Cocktail Hour Food

All Included:
Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruits, Grapes and Berries
Imported and Domestic Gourmet Cheeses
Black and Green Olives, Roasted Peppers
Fine Italian Sliced Specialty Meats
With Assorted Crackers, and Flat Breads

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Assorted Gourmet Cold Appetizers

Seafood Salad, Deviled Eggs, Bean & Vegetable Salad, Grilled Vegetables,
Fresh Mozzarella and Tomatoes, Artichoke Salad, Mediterranean Olive Salad
Tri Color Pasta Salad and Eggplant Capanatta

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Fresh Cold Seafood Station and Raw Bar

Fresh Clams, Oysters on Half Shell, and Peeled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
(Additional Charge)

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Fresh Sushi Station

(Additional Charge)

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Hot Cocktail Hour Food

All Included:
Focaccia Style Pizza Station

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Carving Station (3 Items)

Seared Peppered Loin of Pork
Smoked Turkey Breast
Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

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Sauté Station

Seared Scallops with Garlic Infused Virgin Olive Oil
Shrimp Scampi in a White Wine Garlic Sauce

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Lobster Station Available

Priced at Market Value( Additional Charge)

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Pasta Station

Penne in a Vodka Sauce and Tri Color Tortellini Alfredo

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To Be Presented in Silver Chafing Dishes (8 items)

Sauté’ Mushrooms, Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Rollitini
Stuffed Shells, Breaded Shrimp, Mussels Marinara
Seafood Paella & Broccoli Rabe with Italian Sausage

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Reception Dinner

Chilled Champagne Toast

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Appetizer

Mesclun Green Salad in Balsamic Vinaigrette, Roasted Red Peppers and
Fresh Mozzarella

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Lemon Sorbet Intermezzo

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A Choice of 4 Entrees Served with Roasted Potatoes & Seasoned Vegetables

Marinated Filet Mignon with A Cabernet Mushroom Sauce
Oven Roasted Salmon With A Tomato and Onion Bruschetta
Grilled Breast of Chicken with Sautéed Sundried Tomato & Mushroom
Eggplant Parmesean with Fresh Mozzarella Herbed Ricotta and Marinara Sauce

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The Tides Estate Individual Dessert Sample Plate Included
or Viennese Table ( Additional Charge)
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea, Cappuccino & Espresso
Custom Made Wedding Cake Included by David's Custom Cakes.

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BEVERAGES:

5 hour premium brand open bar for the service of Cocktails,
Quality Wines set on the tables, Champagne Toast, Imported and Domestic Beers,
Assorted Sodas and Juices for a 5-hour period included in the Proposal Menu.

Prom

Fresh Garden Crudite’s to include…
Cauliflower and Broccoli Florets, Black and Green Olives, Red and Yellow Pepper Rings,
Carrot Sticks, Celery and Zucchini Sticks, Traditional Dipping Sauces.
Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruits, Grapes and Berries
Imported and Domestic Gourmet Cheeses & Cold Cuts
With Assorted Crackers, and Flat Breads

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Assorted Gourmet Cold Appetizers

Calamari Salad, Deviled Eggs, Tomatoes Bruschetta, Grilled Vegetables,
Assorted Breads, Assorted Cold Canapés, Cucumber Salad,
Mozzarella and Tomato Salad, Artichoke Salad,
Roasted Pepper and Anchovies, Pasta Salads and Eggplant Capanatta

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Foccocia Style Pizza Station

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Carving Station

Seared Peppered Loin of Pork and Smoked Turkey Breast

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Sauté Station

Shrimp Scampi in A White Wine Garlic Sauce and Seared Scallops With Garlic Infused Virgin Olive Oil

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Pasta Station

A Variety of Fresh Pastas Sautéed to Order

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To Be Presented in Silver Chafing Dishes

Sauté’ Mushrooms, Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Rollitini
Ravioli in Pink Vodka Sauce, Fried Shrimp, Mussels
Seafood Paella & Broccoli Rabe With Italian Sausage

Appetizer Course

Portabello Mushrooms, Roasted Red Peppers and
Fresh Mozzarella over Mescluin Greens in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Lemon Sorbet Intermezzo

Entree Course

Choice of;

Prime Rib of Beef
Chicken Francaise
Grilled Salmon Fillet

Dessert

Individual Sample Plate For Each Guest
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea or espresso

Bar/ Bat Mitzvah

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Frozen Drinks Piña Coladas & Strawberry Daiquiris
Cocktail Reception With Ice Sculpture
Hot Hors D’oeuvre Offered Butler Style By White Gloved Servers…

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Presented From Elegantly Displayed Satellite Stations

Fresh Garden Crudite’s to include…
Cauliflower and Broccoli Florets, Black and Green Olives, Red and Yellow Pepper Rings, Carrot Sticks,
Celery and Zucchini Sticks, Traditional Dipping Sauces.

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Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruits, Grapes and Berries
Imported and Domestic Gourmet Cheeses
With Assorted Crackers, and Flat Breads

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Assorted Smoked Fish Garnished With…
Lemon Wedges, Capers, Chopped Onions, and Eggs

 

 

Assorted Gourmet Cold Appetizers

Calamari Salad, Deviled Eggs, Tomatoes Bruschetta, Grilled Vegetables,
Assorted Breads, Assorted Cold Canapes, Cucumber Salad,
Mozzarella and Tomato Salad, Artichoke Salad,
Roasted Pepper and Anchovies, Pasta Salads and Eggplant Capanatta

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Fresh Cold Seafood and Raw Bar Stations

Fresh Clams, Oysters on Half Shell, and Peeled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
(Additional Charge)

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Fresh Sushi Station

(Additional Charge)

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Carving Station (3 Items)

Seared Peppered Loin of Yellowfin Tuna
Smoked Turkey Breast
Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

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Sauté Station

Veal Medallions Marsala
Chicken Scampi in A White Wine Garlic Sauce

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Pasta Station

A Variety of Fresh Pastas Sauteed to Order

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To Be Presented in Silver Chafing Dishes

Sauteed Mushrooms, Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Rollatini
Ravioli in Pink Vodka Sauce, Fried Shrimp, Mussels
Seafood Paella & Broccoli Rabe With Italian Sausage

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Children's Buffet

Chicken Fingers, Hamburgers, Baked Ziti, French-Fries & Pizza

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Ceremonial Challah Bread

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Portabello Mushrooms, Roasted Red Peppers and
Fresh Mozzarella over Mesclun Greens in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Lemon Sorbet Intermezzo

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Marinated Filet Mignon With A Cabernet Mushroom Sauce
Oven Roasted Salmon With A Tomato and Onion Bruschetta
Grilled Breast of Chicken
Roasted Potatoes & Seasoned Vegetables

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Individual Tides Dessert Sampler Included

Or Viennese Table (additional charge)
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea, Cappuccino & Espresso

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Pastry Chefs Custom Made Cake

Brunch

 

 

Presented From Elegantly Displayed Satellite Stations

Fresh Garden Crudite’s to include…
Cauliflower and Broccoli Florets, Black and Green Olives, Red and Yellow Pepper Rings, Carrot Sticks,
Celery and Zucchini Sticks, Traditional Dipping Sauces.

* * *

Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruits, Grapes and Berries
Imported and Domestic Gourmet Cheeses
With Assorted Crackers, and Flat Breads

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Assorted Gourmet Cold Appetizers

Calamari Salad, Deviled Eggs, Tomatoes Bruschetta, Grilled Vegetables,
Assorted Breads, Assorted Cold Canapés, Cucumber Salad,
Mozzarella and Tomato Salad, Artichoke Salad,
Roasted Pepper and Anchovies, Pasta Salads and Eggplant Capanatta

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Fresh Cold Seafood Stations

Fresh Clams, Oysters and Jumbo Shrimp

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Fresh Sushi Platter

(Additional charge)

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To Be presented in Silver Chafing Dishes

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Eggs Benedict
Chicken Marsala
Ravioli in Pink Vodka Sauce
Eggplant Rollatini
Bacon & Sausage
Seafood Paella
French Toast
Oven Roasted Potatoes & Fresh Vegetables

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Gourmet Pizza Station

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Carving Station

Seared Peppered Loin of Pork
Smoked Turkey Breast
Prime Rib of Beef

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Omelet Station

Assorted omelets made to order

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Bagels, Muffins, & Danish

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The Tides Dessert Sampler

Fresh baked Cookies, Fruit Tart & Brownies
Or
Viennese Table (Additional Charge)
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea & Espresso

Buffet

 

 

Fresh Garden Crudite’s to include…
Cauliflower and Broccoli Florets, Black and Green Olives, Red and Yellow Pepper Rings, Carrot Sticks,
Celery and Zucchini Sticks, Traditional Dipping Sauces.

* * *

Cold Displays

Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruits, Grapes and Berries
Imported and Domestic Gourmet Cheeses
Fine Italian Sliced Specialty Meats
Black and Green Olives, Roasted Peppers
With Assorted Crackers, and Flat Breads

* * *

Assorted Gourmet Cold Appetizers

Seafood Salad, Deviled Eggs, Bean & Vegetable Salad, Grilled Vegetables,
Fresh Mozzarella and Tomatoes, Artichoke Salad, Mediterranean Olive Salad
Tri Color Pasta Salad and Eggplant Capanatta

* * *

Fresh Cold Seafood Station and Raw Bar

Hand Shucked Fresh Clams, Oysters on the Half Shell
And Peeled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

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Fresh Sushi Station

(Additional Charge)

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Hot Display

Hand Shucked

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8 Items To Be Presented in Silver Chafing Dishes

Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Rollitini, Stuffed Shells,
Fried Calamari, Stuffed Sole, Seafood Paella
& Broccoli Rabe with Italian Sausage
Oven Roasted Potatoes & Vegetables

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Gourmet Pizza Station

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Carving Station

Seared Peppered Loin of Pork
Smoked Turkey Breast
Prime Rib of Beef

* * *

Sauté Station

Seared Scallops with Garlic Infused Virgin Olive Oil
Shrimp Scampi in a White Wine Garlic Sauce

* * *

Pasta Station

Penne in a Vodka Sauce and Tri Color Tortellini Alfredo

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The Tides Dessert Sampler and Cake of the Occasion

Fresh baked Cookies, Fruit Tart & Brownies
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea & Espresso
Or
Viennese Table (Additional Charge)

Soft Drinks Included are Included in This 4 Hour affair

Sweet 16

Upon arrival you and your guests will be greeted by uniformed valet parkers Champagne & Strawberries will be served a half hour prior to the commencement of your cocktail hour or ceremony

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Cocktail Hour

Hand Carved Ice Sculpture Included

* * *

Hot Hors D'oeuvre Offered Butler Style By White Gloved Servers

* * * 

Cold Cocktail Hour

All Included:

Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruits, Grapes and Berries
Imported and Domestic Gourmet Cheeses
Fine Italian Sliced Specialty Meats
Black and Green Olives, Roasted Peppers
With Assorted Crackers, and Flat Breads

* * *

Assorted Gourmet Cold Appetizers
Seafood Salad, Deviled Eggs, Bean & Vegetable Salad, Grilled Vegetables,
Fresh Mozzarella and Tomatoes, Artichoke Salad, Mediterranecm Olive Salad
Tri Color Pasta Salad and Eggplant Capanatta

* * *

Fresh Cold Seafood Station and Raw Bar
Fresh Clams, Oysters on the Half Shell
And Peeled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

 

Fresh Sushi Station

Fresh Clams, Oysters and Jumbo Shrimp
Fresh Sushi Platter

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Focaccia Style Pizza Station

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Carving Station (3 items)
Seared Peppered Loin of Pork
Smoked Turkey Breast
Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

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Pasta Station-Cooked To Order
Penne in a Vodka Sauce and Tri Color Tortellini Alfredo

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To Be Presented in Silver Chafing Dishes- (4 items)
Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Parmigiana
Seafood Paella & Broccoli Rabe with Italian Sausage

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Kids Chafing Dishes ( 4 Items)

Chicken Fingers, Mozzarella Sticks, Filet Mignon Sliders
French Fries

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Reception Dinner

Chilled Champagne Toast

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Appetizer

Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Roasted Red Peppers and
Fresh Mozzarella over Baby Greens in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Lemon Sorbet Intermezzo

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A Choice of 4 Entrees Served with Tides Potatoes & Fresh Vegetables
Marinated Filet Mignon with A Cabernet Mushroom Sauce
Oven Roasted Salmon with Lemon, Fresh Herb Crust And Tomato Salsa
Grilled Breast of Chicken with A Sauteed Sundried Tomato & Mushroom Sauce
Eggplant Parmigiana, Fresh Mozzarella & Herbed Ricotta & Marinara Sauce

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Kids Buffet for Dinner

Chicken Parmigiana, Vermont Cheddar Mac & Cheese,
Chicken Quesadillas, Spaghetti w/ Meatballs

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Dessert

Build Your Own Sundae Bar and Pastry Table or Viennese Table
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea, Cappuccino & Espresso

Cocktail Reception

Upon arrival you and your guests will be greeted by uniformed valet parkers. Champagne & Strawberries will be served a half hour prior to the commencement of your cocktail hour or ceremony

* * *

Hot Hors D’oeuvre Offered Butler Style By White Gloved Servers

* * *

Cold Cocktail Hour Food

Presented From Elegantly Displayed Satellite Stations
Fresh Garden Crudite’s to include…

Cauliflower and Broccoli Florets, Black and Green Olives, Red and Yellow Pepper Rings,
Carrot Sticks, Celery and Zucchini Sticks, Traditional Dipping Sauces.

* * *

Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruits, Grapes and Berries

Imported and Domestic Gourmet Cheeses & Cold Cuts

With Assorted Crackers, and Flat Breads

* * *

Assorted Gourmet Cold appetizers

Calamari Salad, Deviled Eggs, Tomatoes Bruschetta, Grilled Vegetables,

Assorted Breads, Assorted Cold Canapés, Cucumber Salad,

Mozzarella and Tomato Salad, Artichoke Salad,

Roasted Pepper and Anchovies, Pasta Salads and Eggplant Capanatta

* * *

Fresh Cold Seafood Station and Raw Bar

Fresh Clams, Oysters on Half Shell and Pealed Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

* * *

Fresh Sushi Platter

(Additional Charge)

* * *

Focaccia Style Pizza Station

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To Be Presented in Silver Chafing Dishes

Clams Oreganato, Fried Calamari, Swedish Meatballs

Ravioli in Pink Vodka Sauce, Breaded Shrimp, Mussels Marinara

& Broccoli Rabe With Italian Sausage

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Salad Course

Mesclun Green Salad in Balsamic Vinaigrette, Roasted Red Peppers and
Fresh Mozzarella

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To Be Presented in Silver Chafing Dishes

Sauté’ Mushrooms, Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Rollitini
Ravioli in Pink Vodka Sauce, Fried Shrimp, Mussels
Seafood Paella & Broccoli Rabe With Italian Sausage

* * *

Entree Course

Carving Station

Chateau Briand

Smoked Turkey Breast

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

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Sauté Station

Seared Scallops With Garlic Infused Virgin Olive Oil

Shrimp Scampi in A White Wine Garlic Sauce

* * *

Pasta Station

Two Fresh Pastas Sautéed to Order

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To Be Presented in Silver Chafing Dishes

Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Rollitini, Seafood Paella

Stuffed Sole, Sauté’ Mushrooms, Stuffed Shells

Oven Roasted Potatoes & Fresh Vegetables

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Dessert

Tides Dessert Sampler Included or Viennese Table (Additional Charge)

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea, Cappuccino & Espresso

Pastry Chefs Custom Made Wedding Cake

Repast

Presented From Elegantly Displayed Satellite Stations

Fresh Garden Crudite’s to include…Cauliflower and Broccoli Florets,
Black and Green Olives, Red and Yellow Pepper Rings,
Carrot Sticks, Celery and Zucchini Sticks, Traditional Dipping Sauces

* * *

Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruits, Grapes and Berries
Imported and Domestic Gourmet Cheeses
With Assorted Crackers, and Flat Breads

* * * 

Assorted Gourmet Cold appetizers

Calamari Salad, Deviled Eggs, Tomatoes Bruschetta, Grilled Vegetables,

Assorted Breads, Assorted Cold Canapés, Cucumber Salad,

Mozzarella and Tomato Salad, Artichoke Salad,

Roasted Pepper and Anchovies, Pasta Salads and Eggplant Capanatta

* * *

To Be Presented in Silver Chafing Dishes

Sauté’ Mushrooms, Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Rollitini
Ravioli in Pink Vodka Sauce, Breaded Shrimp, Mussels
Seafood Paella & Broccoli Rabe With Italian Sausage

* * *

Gourmet Pizza Station

* * *

Carving Station

Seared Peppered Loin of Pork
Smoked Turkey Breast
Prime Rib of Beef

* * *

Pasta Station

A Variety of Fresh Pasta

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Pastry & Cookie Table

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea & Espresso